ExtraCare Cottages

  • Location

    Bournville, Birmingham

Adaptable living at College Green

On behalf of the ExtraCare Charitable Trust and Bournville Village Trust, Bournville Architects (now Stride Treglown) have submitted plans for the homes, which would form the third phase of the College Green Care Village on Bristol Road South. If approved by Birmingham City Council, the 16 two and three-bedroom cottages would be available for people aged over 55 to buy from next year, with each featuring state-of-the-art technology.

Designed to meet the needs of older people now and in the future, each cottage will feature flexible and layouts that can adapt and change over time to suit the occupants needs. It’s hoped the new homes will help some of the many older people who are reported to want to downsize, but can’t because of a lack of suitable housing.